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Red Tape: Attitudes and Issues Related to Use of Social Media by U.S. County-Level Emergency Managers

  title={Red Tape: Attitudes and Issues Related to Use of Social Media by U.S. County-Level Emergency Managers},
  author={Linda Plotnick and Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Jane A. Kushma and Andrea H. Tapia},
  booktitle={International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management},
Social media are ubiquitous in modern society. Among their uses are to provide real-time information during crisis. One might expect that emergency management agencies in the U.S. make use of social media extensively to disseminate and collect crisis information as that is where the information flows most freely and quickly; yet, these agencies are not fully exploiting the capabilities of social media. A survey of 241 U.S. emergency managers at the county level shows that only about half of… 

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